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Maxwell was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Puerto Rican father and a Haitian mother.  Inspired by classic soul greats, Maxwell released his first album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, in 1996.  Initially ignored by critics and audiences alike, the album gained immediate popularity after the second single, Ascension, was released.


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Maxwell Songs List:

Song Album Released Listen
Bad Habits (Uncut) Blacksummers'night 2009
Fistful Of Tears Blacksummers'night 2009
This Woman's Worth Love And Basketball Soundtrack 2003
Love You Blacksummers'night 2009
Cold Blacksummers'night 2009
Playing Possum Blacksummers'night 2009
Help Somebody Blacksummers'night 2009
Phoenix Rise Blacksummers'night 2009
Pretty Wings Pretty Wings 2009
Let's Not Play The Game The Best Man: Music From The Motion Picture 1999
SOMETHING Panty Dropper Part 2
Whenever Wherever Whatever MTV Unplugged EP 1997
womans work Maxwell 2001
Miss You Empire Universe Second Chapter 2011
Amazing 2011-06-05 1905
Get To Know Ya Now 2001
Ascension MTV Unplugged EP 1997
Was my girl Now 2001
Reunion Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 1996
Maxwell - This woman's worth
The Suite Urban Theme MTV Unplugged EP 1997
The Lady Suite MTV Unplugged EP 1997
Stop The World Blacksummers'night 2009
Sumthin' Sumthin' Male R&B, Vol.10 2004
Women's Work Love & Basketball 2003
Matrimony: Maybe You Embrya 1998
Dancewitme Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 1996
The Urban Theme Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 1996
'Til the Cops Come Knockin' Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 1996
As My Girl The Best Man: Music From The Motion Picture 1999
Pretty Wings Remix
No One black summer's night 2007
Suitelady Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 1996
The Suite Theme Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 1996
Maxwell - Hole Dem Yah {Funeral Ceremony Riddim} DEC 2009 {Gaza 09}
Welcome Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 1996
TIL THE COPS COME KNOCKIN Love Or Lust 2
Noone Now 2001
...til The Cops Come Knockin' Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite 1996
Hole Dem Yah Funeral Ceremony Riddim 2009
Bad Habits Unknown album (12/27/2009 7:34:18 PM)
Embrya Embrya 1998
Luxury:cococure Embrya 1998
This Woman's Work Now 2001
Symptom Unknown Now 2001
Silently Now 2001
Temporary Nite Now 2001
For Lovers Only Now 2001
Changed Now 2001
W/As My Girl Now 2001


Maxwell


I didn't expect [my break from music] to be so long, but I can't tell you how great it was ... anonymity is a very special thing.


The Early Years


Maxwell was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Puerto Rican father and a Haitian mother.  Inspired by classic soul greats, Maxwell released his first album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, in 1996.  Initially ignored by critics and audiences alike, the album gained immediate popularity after the second single, Ascension, was released.  The album ultimately certified double platinum and was nominated for a Grammy Award.


In June of 1997, he taped an episode of MTV's Unplugged Concert Series.  He performed his own songs, as well as covers on songs by Kate Bush and Nine Inch Nails.  His label was unwilling to release it as an album, so it was released as an extend play recording.  The EP contained seven songs.


A Successful Career


In 1998, Maxwell's second album, Embrya, was released.  It sold over one million copies and certified platinum.  That year, he also recorded the single, Fortunate.  The single was written by R. Kelly and was contributed to the soundtrack for the film, Life.  Fortunate went on to become Maxwell's most successful hit.  His next album, Now, released in 2001, went to #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 chart and the Top R&B Album chart.  It included his hit single Lifetime and a studio version of Kate Bush's This Woman's Work.


After Now, Maxwell took a break for a few years.  In 2009, he returned to release BLACKsummer's Night.  The album was eagerly received and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200.  His single, Pretty Wings, debuted on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and he later performed the song on the 2009 BET Awards.  Pretty Wings is also available on iTunes for download.  Maxwell launched a European tour to support the album.


What's Next


When asked about his hiatus, Maxwell indicated that he had needed some time away from the competitive music industry, but there is no indication that he will be leaving again any time soon.  

He is currently on tour with artist Jill Scott.  Upon his return, fans hope to hear something about his next recording effort.  Maxwell has stated that BLACKsummer Night is the first part of a trilogy.


Over the course of his career so far, Maxwell has earned twelve Grammy nominations, winning awards for Best R&B Album in 2010 for  BLACKsummer Night, and Best R&B Song in 201 for Pretty Wings.  Additionally, he has been nominated for nine Soul Train awards, winning five.  He was nominated for five NAACP Image Awards in 2010, and was awarded Outstanding Male Artist.


Did you know . . .


  1. Maxwell is the artist's middle name.  He chooses not to reveal his real name to protect his family's privacy.

  2. Maxwell's first experiences singing was in his Baptist church choir.

  3. Maxwell is believed to have played an important role in the development of the genre, neo-soul, or the “new soul.”

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